Monday, November 05, 2007

NaBloPoMo for November Gratitude # 5

Tonight I am grateful that it's not strep. I had been feeling sort of crappy since yesterday, sore throat, a bit achy,and with that nebulous feeling I never can describe that says "fever" to me. When one of my clients, whom I'd just seen a few days ago called me today to cancel with strep throat, I thought, "uh-oh." So I went and had a quick culture. It's not. Just a "garden variety bug," the friendly doc says. "You'll feel worse before you feel better," he says. "Don't bother to take anything other than Tylenol, won't help anyway, have a great night." Yes I am grateful it's not strep.

6 comments:

Jan said...

I'm glad it's not strep. Have you tried gargling with warm salt water?

Barbara B. said...

yay for no strep! feel better soon!

Mother Laura said...

Oh, take care of yourself and feel better soon.

Tandaina said...

Very glad its not strep. Bed, rest, and according to my dear old Grannie a wool sock around your neck. (It works!)

RevDrKate said...

I wonder if I gargle WHILE wearing the sock if I will get better even faster! Thanks for the concern and advice. I AM staying home for at least part of today.

Kate said...

Because strep is The Worst. I recommend chicken soup with lots and lots of garlic, and maybe a bit of ginger.

The wool sock is new to me, I have to admit. Might try it next time!